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It All Begins With Idea

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Every great business starts with a great idea. Bill Gate wants to put computer in every home, Steve Job want it in every pocket. Instant messaging, social media, payment gateways, e-commerce, online advertising, online publishing are all ideas in someone’s head at some point in time.

These ideas when well executed are what birthed the multibillion dollars  Whatsapp, Facebook, Youtube, PayPal, Amazon, Alibaba, Paystack, Flutterwave and pretty much any business you can think of today.

In contrast, when idea is badly executed or never executed at all, the results are those other businesses the world never heard of. We all know one person who had lots of great ideas who never executed any of it. As a matter of fact, one of them is reading this right now.

If you don’t want your idea to contribute to the wealth of the graveyard as one of the people Myles Munroe was referring to when he said “graveyard is the richest place in the world because that is where we have ideas, innovations, inventions that never come to life” now is time to start work on your idea.

Now, while great idea and great execution are central to business success, there are other contributing factors like timing, speed, leverage, enablement and the one many people are reluctant to admit luck.  The one who is willing to take risks against all these high odds is called an entrepreneur.

Contrary to popular believe, entrepreneurs are not necessarily driven by money but the real desire to solve problems. Zuckerberg did not sit down with its co-founder calculating how much

he could make by building Facebook. Instead, he had an idea of building a platform that brings people together. Today he is the third richest person in the world. Tunde Kehinde of Jumia said his passion (and that of his co-founder) to become the first ecommerce platform in Africa was the primary driving force behind Jumia.

If you are planning to start a multimillion dollar business soon, a real desire to solve problems and birthing a great idea is the starting point.

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